This knowledge base article lists the permissions required by Sophos Intercept X for Mobile and describes their use. The following sections are covered:
Applies to the following Sophos products and versions Sophos Intercept X for Mobile Android
The Sophos Intercept X for Mobile application requires the following permissions in order to successfully use all features provided with the app.
As a professional security app, Sophos Intercept X for Mobile interacts very strongly, more than other apps, with the operating system. For example, it tests for rooting by asking for super administrator rights (without actually using them). Furthermore, it goes deeply into the file system to scan for contents in files, even in system directory. It also communicates with the Sophos Intercept X for Mobile app for mobile device management.
Sophos Intercept X for Mobile also makes use of Google Firebase Analytics to provide us with aggregated, anonymous telemetry data, for example how many devices use a particular feature. Sophos uses this data for product support and product development (e.g. to identify features that are more or less used by our user base and require perhaps an enhancement or warrant to be dropped).
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